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Tracey Cook

Class of 2018

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Graduate Degree: University of South Florida

Tracey Cook earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Florida and a Master of Science degree in medical sciences from the University of South Florida. While an undergraduate, Tracey volunteered in the catheterization lab at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and assisted with a clinical research study through Mayo’s Clinical Research Internship Study Program. She also conducted research at UNF regarding the effects of cardiac glycosides on toad-eating and non-toad-eating snakes. After earning her master’s degree, Tracey was employed as an emergency room scribe at several Florida Hospital locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. This experience provided Tracey with a realistic view of today’s health care system, while further developing her desire for a medical career aimed at providing quality care in underserved communities. She also served as a hospice volunteer in Tampa. Tracey chose to study medicine at Florida State University due in part to its reputation of providing medical students with early access to clinical settings, its focus on building compassionate physicians and its unique regional campus model. Outside of her studies, Tracey has a strong interest in physical fitness, traveling and spending time with friends and family.